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Driven to Distraction (Road to Love Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Mary Daniels doesn’t let anything get in the way of her job acquiring rare artifacts for her wealthy boss. But this particular obstacle—huge, hard-muscled, unashamedly masculine—is impossible to ignore. Stuck in a cramped car with Brodie Crews for hours en route to their new assignment, Mary feels her carefully crafted persona—and her trademark self-control—is slipping, and she won’t allow it.
Brodie can’t imagine what secret in Mary’s past has left her so buttoned-up, though he’d dearly love to find out. Maybe then she’d trust him enough to explore their explosive chemistry. But he needs this job, so he’ll play by her rules and bide his time…until an enemy determined to outwit them strikes and he needs to get close—in every way—to protect her. Otherwise they could lose much more than a precious collectible. They could lose it all.
About the Author
Lori Foster is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author. She is the author of A Perfect Storm, Bad Boys in Black Tie, Sinful, and many others. She received the Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews in 2001 and her books have been chosen as editors' picks by Amazon multiple times. Foster is actively involved in charity work, and all of the author proceeds from her anthologies have gone to various organizations, such as the Animal Adoption Foundation, the Conductive Learning Center, and One Way Farm. She lives in Ohio with her high school sweetheart.
John Lane is a voice talent and audiobook narrator who won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
As usual, Foster delivers fascinating characters, intense sexual tension, and suspense that keeps readers glued to the page.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Count on Lori Foster for sexy, edgy romance.-- "Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author, on No Limits"
Foster fills her scenes with plenty of banter and sizzling chemistry, ensuring longtime fans will feel right at home in this new series.-- "Publishers Weekly"
No one writes alpha heroes and sexy, swoon-worthy romance like Lori Foster.-- "Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B077ZYC2SD
- Publisher : HQN Books; Original edition (November 20, 2018)
- Publication date : November 20, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 780 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 307 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #155,938 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The story line seemed very thin. The character of Mary wasn't very appealing. When she wasn't feeling sorry for herself, she was mentally whining about her upbringing. It just got old and boring. I can't see myself buying the next book in the series either. The story just wasn't that good. I doubt the next will be any better.
Mary prides herself on her professionalism and self-control, but Brodie constantly pushes her buttons trying to break through the wall she has erected. And then there is his dog Howler, a 90-pound rescue that accompanies Brodie everywhere, including on their car trips. As Mary gets to know Brodie better he begins to chip away at her defenses, and Brodie's feelings for Mary start to change as he begins to see through those defenses.
I loved the interplay between these two, his teasing was hilarious, always pushing her buttons to get a reaction. It takes a while to get to know Mary, but in the last part of the book she seems to blossom. The villain in this book was really weird, but he was even funny at times, in a disturbed way.
When these two meet, sparks fly. The ‘meet-cute’ is hilarious, I think for the reader and everyone BUT Mary (!), and so they do not start off on the right foot. But as the story unfolds, they become an unbreakable team and we discover layer after layer for both these characters. A very big part of the story is that rescue dog, Howler. OMG, the way Brodie takes care of this dog? It will make you laugh and make you want to hug ‘em both. Brodie built a special harness for Howler; he talks baby-talk to the dog; he worries about Howler’s separation anxiety; he even pretends he is eating the dog’s kibble because Howler would much rather eat people-food – the subterfuge seems to work. In return, Howler is such a loyal moosh, and he takes to Mary about as fast as Brodie did. This team of three is wonderful to read. I couldn’t wait to see how they would accomplish the next thing on their agenda.
I’ve enjoyed Ms. Foster’s heroes and heroines for years and Driven to Distraction doesn’t disappoint. I really loved the developing relationship between Mary and Brodie. I loved the secondary characters. And I loved Howler. This book really kept my attention and I read it almost straight thru, except for some much needed sleep.
Mary Daniels enjoys working for her eccentric boss in obtaining the rare collectibles he seeks, but this time she's not so sure he's making a good choice! When she shows up to hire the driver at Mustang Transport that he insists upon, she's not impressed! He's blatantly hung-over, has a woman hanging all over him in public, and just doesn't seem like he's going to get the job done.
Brodie Crews needs this job in order to keep his business running smoothly, so he's not about to let this uppity woman ruin things for him. If her boss wants him, he's got him ... and he'll do the job correctly! Then again, riding around in the car for hours with this woman just might be too much temptation for him. Yes, she's wicked controlling .. but he finds it kind of hot! It's all fun and games until danger shows up in their rear-view mirror, then they need to play to win!
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I could not believe in the characters in this novel, they never became real, and I have read books that made me believe, at least while I was reading them, in vampires and werewolves.
Tension, passion, vulnerability, sassy characters.
I liked the book, but men ain't actually this caring & HOT!
Looking forward to the release of a book on the brother's character (Slow Ride), not out to buy yet 😕